Saturday, May 25, 2013 06:00
"Lolognta" Praises President Sirleaf
Students from The Lolognta (an early childhood Center) have praised President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for bringing the school in the country to help disadvantaged children receive quality education. The Dux of the school, Leymah Momo read a letter of appreciation to President Sirleaf thanking her for bringing the school to fruition.
Speaking at the first graduation and thanksgiving program on the school's grounds Little Momo acknowledged that because of the President bringing the school into realization she knows that one day she too can be President of Liberia.
Lolognta is a Kpelle word meaning “children's place”. This is a community based program for children from 0—6 years old, modeled after “La Case de Tout Petits” in Senegal and designed to improve the development of children through a holistic approach that combines education, health, nutrition and social development.
All staff members including caretakers, teachers and health care workers were selected from where the school is located in Fiamah. On February 9, 2011, the Fiamah pilot program was opened by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. An assessment of the current status of young children and their families in the Central Fiamah area was completed to determine the need of the Lolognta in the community.
There are sixty-three (63) children enrolled in the Fiamah Lolognta and the school is currently looking for land space to expand the program so that more low income families can send their child/children there.